GCP — Global Carbon Project

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The Global Carbon Project (GCP) was established in 2001 in recognition of the large scientific challenges and critical nature of the carbon cycle for Earth's sustainability. The scientific goal of the project is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including both its biophysical and human dimensions together with the interactions and feedbacks between them. Science highlights include the Global Carbon Budget, an annual update on the carbon budget and trends, and the Methane Budget, a regular update of the global methane budget and trends. Another important is the Global Carbon Atlas: a platform to explore and visualize the most up-to-date data on carbon fluxes resulting from human activities and natural processes.

GCP is a core project of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme).

Global Carbon Project website

Key contacts

Professor Rob Jackson

Chair, Scientific Steering CommitteeGlobal Carbon Project919-660-7408